Brad Duguid, Ontario’s Energy dictator (aka the Minister of Energy and Infrastructure), has decreed that the Ontario Energy Board must “establish electricity conservation and demand management (“CDM”) targets to be met by licensed electricity distributors” to reduce overall provincial peak electricity demand through such measures by 1330 MW by the end of 2014.

This reduction is apparently in addition to reductions the Green Energy Act will achieve by driving energy prices through the roof.

Markets simply don’t matter when you are dictator. Unfortunately, this dictator is far from benign.